Farrukh Chishtie is an atmospheric and earth observation scientist with extensive experience in various experimental and modelling disciplines. He has more than seventeen years of research experience, which includes work with the USAID NASA SERVIR-Mekong Program and Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). He was part of the Canadian CloudSat CALIPSO Validation (C3VP) project. He holds doctoral degrees in both Natural and Social Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, Canada with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and applied mathematics from the USA. Presently, he holds visiting scientist and faculty positions at ECCC, CERN Theory Group, University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario.